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U.S. stock-index futures on Tuesday cut early gains following a report that Rex Tillerson was stepping down as secretary of state. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH8, +0.64% were higher, up 80 points, or 0.3%, at 25,318, but had been showing triple-digit advance on the back of a reading on consumer inflation that was in line with expectations, assuaging some concerns about hotter-than-expected rising prices. S&P 500 index futures ESH8, +0.60% were up 0.4% at 2,800, while those for the Nasdaq-100 were showing a rise of 0.4% at 7,194. Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was named to replace Tillerson, according to Trump in a tweet. Pompeo’s post will be filled by Gina Haspel. The report of Tillerson’s resignation comes amid a series of reports of tension between Tillerson and Trump that may have culminated in the outgoing secretary of state’s disapproval of a coming meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Washington Post was the first to report of Tillerson’s departure. Tillerson’s resignation also comes less than a week after Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, announced that he was stepping down amid concerns over the impact on tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on global trade. Tillerson was the former head of Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, +0.41% On Monday, the Dow DJIA, +0.57% and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.48% finished lower, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.40% booked its second straight record close.